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Scottsdale city manager, city treasurer pay increases draw ire of some councilmembers

Scottsdale’s highest employees just got pay raises but not all city council members are pleased about it. The city council voted to give city charter officers, city employees who answer …

Primary Election information

The Primary Election date for Arizona is just a month off and there are a lot of dates and information to consider for those wanting to vote. Election Day is Tuesday, July 30, and the last day to …

Scientist at HonorHealth Research Institute receives award from American Headache Society

Donald B. Penzien, Ph.D., a research scientist at the HonorHealth Research Institute, received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Headache Society at its 66th Annual Scientific Meeting in San Diego on June 13.
Clinical Trial

HonorHealth conducts study to treat diabetes patients without insulin shots

A new clinical trial study at HonorHealth Research Institute could potentially wean patients with type 2 diabetes off the need to inject insulin by returning a key segment of the intestine to its natural state.
Celestial bodies

How Scottsdale astrophotographer captures the night sky

Reading books and watching videos about the night sky 20 years ago, Scottsdale resident Kenneth Naiff considered himself to be an “armchair astronomer.” Today, Naiff is an …


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‘The Women of the Southwest: A Legacy of Painting’ exhibition to open at the Museum of the West

Western Spirit: Scottsdale’s Museum of the West announced is opening the “The Women of the Southwest: A Legacy of Painting,” exhibition on July 2, 2024. This landmark …

Candytopia Opens in July at Fashion Square

Candytopia has launched ticket sales for the arrival of its interactive wonderland at Scottsdale’s Fashion Square, at Scottsdale Fashion Square, 7014 E. Camelback Road, Scottsdale, 85251. …

Fragrance store opens in Scottsdale Quarter

Aroma360 luxury fragrance store has opened a location in the Scottsdale Quarter, 15279 N. Scottsdale Rd. In addition to offering Aroma360’s line of products, the store will also feature …
New partnership

Scottsdale development welcomes new listing partner

The new entertainment district by Palmer Development Group currently in development on Salt River Pima Maricopa Community land has welcomed a new brokerage team. The Edge and The Sydney are now …

More affluent residents choosing to rent luxury homes in Scottsdale

The American dream is supposed to be get rich, buy a home and live happily ever. Well, that might be changing a little, especially in Scottsdale. Affluent renters have skyrocketed in recent …
Kickoff event

Larry Fitzgerald to serve as keynote speaker for college football kickoff in Scottsdale

A new era of college football is here, as the Vrbo Fiesta Bowl hosts the first-ever College Football Playoff Quarterfinal in the expanded 12-team playoff format on Dec. 31, 2024. Previewing this …

Scottsdale native dances her way to New York

Sami Sonder, one of the Valley’s most promising young dancers, is taking her talents to the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University (NYU) this fall. The Scottsdale native is almost …

Scottsdale candidates take part in Q&A: Part Four

The field has been set for the 2024 Scottsdale City Council race, with three candidates vying for mayor’s office and nine candidates for three city council seats. All candidates were invited to …
Scottsdale Opinions with Civility

Colenso: The power of Independents in an election

Are you unhappy when your chosen candidate wins the primary, and then loses the general election? If so, read on.  Across the country, Republican registered voters are about 30% of the …

Patchen: Voting for school board means selecting education-minded candidates

As a registered Independent, I really couldn’t care less about the political leanings of the Scottsdale Unified School Board candidates. Far more important is electing experienced professionals who care about our public schools, our teachers and our kids without getting themselves caught up in culture wars that distract the board from doing the work at hand.

Heath: Scottsdale deserve better leadership

As a 30-year resident who has built a successful business and raised a wonderful family, I’m proud to call Scottdale home. I pay attention to City Hall, and I am deeply concerned about …

Wolborsky: Here’s why you should support Schweikert

I support David Schweikert for congress and here’s why you should, too. Congressman Schweikert has been representing Arizona in the House of Representatives for 11 years. Because of his …

Davis: Thank you, Detective So

My heartfelt condolences to Detective So’s family and his Scottsdale Police family. I thank all the brave law enforcement men, women and first responders that protect us 24/7. They deserve …

Dunican: Gretchen Jacobs fights for safer schools

A whopping 39% of all Arizona Board of Education disciplinary cases in 2023 involved teachers’ sexual interest in children. And now, Scottsdale Unified School Board …
Calendar of events
Boys & Girls Club members did an art workshop in honor of Ellie Ziegler. (Independent Newsmedia/George Zeliff)

Boys & Girls Club of Scottsdale honor Ellie Ziegler

Ellie Ziegler passed away a little more than two years ago, but her impact will always be felt around the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale (BGCS). Ziegler and her late husband, …
Scottsdale resident Lukas Odden was named to the Georgia Southern University dean's list for spring 2024 semester.

Scottsdale resident named to dean's list

Georgia Southern University recently recognized approximately 3,460 students on the Spring 2024 Dean’s List. Lukas Odden, of Scottsdale, has been named to the list for excellence in academics. …
The Scottsdale Unified School District Governing Board will meet June 11 at Coronado High school.

SUSD Board meeting set for June 11

The Scottsdale Unified School District Governing Board will meet June 11 at Coronado High school, 7501 E. Virginia Avenue, Scottsdale, AZ 85257. The meeting is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m.
Camp Invention students built glow boxes and experimented with circuits and different types of light. (Independent Newsmedia/George Zeliff)

Young Scottsdale innovators shine bright

Each summer, Laguna Elementary School provides students with the opportunity to explore science and technology through the nationally acclaimed Camp Invention. Camp Invention partners with the …
Craig Miller, left, of the Rotary Club of Scottsdale, presents certificates to six of the club's 2024 eight scholarship recipients. Rotary Club of Scottsdale President Gretchen Kinder is on right.

Rotary Club of Scottsdale presents annual scholarships

The Rotary Club of Scottsdale has announced the winners of the club's annual scholarship program, with six of the eight recipients graduating from Saguaro High School. Club President Gretchen …
Scottsdale Entertainment
Informational graphic for Women's Golf Month activities at Troon North Golf Club.

Women's Golf Month at Troon

Troon North Golf Club is offering two clinics and a 9-hole game for Women’s Golf Month the next two weekends. From 10-11 a.m. Saturday, June 22, there is a putting and chipping clinic. …
“Under the Spell of Denali” is one of the pictures that will be on display at the Western Spirit: Scottsdale’s Museum of the West during artist Veryl Goodnight’s “Sled Dogs in America: Alaska & Beyond” exhibition starting July 17.

‘Sled Dogs in America: Alaska & Beyond’ exhibition on display at Scottsdale’s Museum of the West

Artist Veryl Goodnight’s “Sled Dogs in America: Alaska & Beyond” Exhibition will be on display at the Western Spirit: Scottsdale’s Museum of the West beginning July 17, …
Sports Will Save Us All” host Sasha Graham (right) with guests Jared Woosley and Charlie Paparone from Arizona’s One Step Coyotes, a program offered by One Step Beyond, Inc., an Arizona nonprofit organization that serves adults with intellectual disabilities.

Scottsdale sports podcaster recognized

Scottsdale resident, author and podcaster Sasha Graham recently announced that her podcast “Sports Will Save Us All” has been shortlisted for the International Women’s Podcast …
The Southwestern Amateur Golf Championships is returning to Scottsdale June 12-15.

Amateur golf tournament returning to Scottsdale

The Southwestern Amateur Golf Championships returns to the Desert Mountain Club’s Outlaw Course from June 12-15. This year’s tournament marks the 109th year for the Men’s Division …
Fatima Mazmouz, “H.EROS, Portraits of Moorish Women,” 2023, is among the works featured in the upcoming “transfeminisms” exhibition at the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art.

Scottsdale Arts receives two grants for exhibit “transfeminisms”

Scottsdale Arts received two grants for an upcoming exhibition at Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art. The Terra Foundation for American Art will support the museum exhibition with a $60,000 …
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